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CEO's comments cost firm partnerships with NFL, NBA teams


CHARLOTTE, Va. (AP) — Charlotte's two professional sports franchises and two universities have canceled their partnerships with a North Carolina home security company after the firm's CEO told an activist he should focus on black-on-black crime rather than the George Floyd protests.

CPI Security CEO Ken Gill issued an apology for his comments Saturday on Twitter, but it failed to stem the response from teams and athletic departments that had been sponsored by CPI.

A few hours after Gill apologized, the NFL's Carolina Panthers said they were ending their relationship with CPI. The athletic...

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